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What is the climate like in Edinburgh?

The climate of Edinburgh has an average yearly temperature of 13°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 6°C and rise to 19°C.

Annually, about 962 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Edinburgh. Additionally, about 43 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit Edinburgh is July. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Edinburgh.

Temperature 6 to 19°C
Rain 962 mm
Snow 43 cm
The climate of Edinburgh
  • Average yearly temperature: 13°C
  • Highest temperature: 19°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: 6°C in January
  • Rainfall: 962 mm per year, averaging 80 mm by month
  • Driest months: 33 mm in April, 55 mm in September and 60 mm in May
  • Wettest months: 133 mm in March, 108 mm in January and 95 mm in December
  • Snowfall: 43 cm per year

Climate table Edinburgh

The climate table for Edinburgh shows the average temperatures, rainfall, snowfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 6 8 7 12 14 16 19 16 17 13 10 8
Nighttime temperature (°C) 2 2 1 4 6 9 11 10 10 7 4 3
Rainfall (mm) 108 80 133 33 60 76 69 93 55 92 68 95
Snowfall (cm) 12 8,6 15 2,1 0 0 0 0 0 0,1 0,2 4,8
UV Index 1 2 4 5 6 6 6 5 4 3 1 1
Best month No No No No No No Yes No No No No No

Temperature by month in Edinburgh

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Edinburgh, Scotland

Temperature by month in Edinburgh, Scotland

Rainfall by month in Edinburgh

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Rainfall by month in Edinburgh, Scotland

Snowfall by month in Edinburgh

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Snowfall by month in Edinburgh, Scotland

UV index by month in Edinburgh

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Edinburgh, Scotland.

UV index by month in Edinburgh, Scotland

Yearly temperature in Edinburgh

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Edinburgh, Scotland, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Edinburgh, Scotland

Yearly total rainfall in Edinburgh

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Rainfall per year in Edinburgh, Scotland

Yearly snowfall in Edinburgh

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in Edinburgh, Scotland, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Average weather in Edinburgh by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Edinburgh and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Edinburgh, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.